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Singapore River Cruise
The River cruises in Singapore offer an unparalleled experience of witnessing the spellbind skyline of the country from the seas. Hop on to the Singapore River Cruise and relish the magnificent architecture of Singapore – witness the popular buildings of Central Business District and Marina Bay. The colourful shophouses of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay will reflect the tradition of Singapore and take your heart away with its artsy appearance. Board a bumboard, sit back and relax as it hits the seas and rides past the most popular tourist destinations of Singapore like Raffles Landing Site, The Merlion, The Esplanade and the Marina Bay Sands. To keep you engaged and help you understand the places, the bumboats will offer a live commentary, enriching your experience of Singapore cruises.
Soak yourself in the exotic beauty of Singapore during this journey of 40 minutes, which you can enjoy with a group in any of the jetties or the bumboat. The activity is offered between 9 AM and 11 PM, so hit the cruise at your convenience to experience the exotic side of Singapore from the sea. Starting at an offer price of Rs 1150 per adult, the cruise is an unmissable activity on your trip to Singapore.
Location: 1 North Bridge Road, No. 15 – 06 High Street Center, Singapore 179094
Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM
Price: Rs 1150 per adult
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River Cruise by WaterB
Explore the major landmarks of Singapore from a different perspective by boarding these river cruises in Singapore anytime between 8 AM and 10 PM on weekdays. With 7 jetties across the route, you can choose to start the journey at your place of convenience and also deboard at any of the jetties and continue your exploration of Singapore.
Witness the majestic urban landmarks of Singapore from a roaring cargo bumboat. The journey will also offer you an insight of the transformation of Singapore into an urban hub. With a live commentary on board, witness various places of tourist interest like See Raffles' Landing Site, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Riverside Point, Parliament House, Asian Civilizations Museum, Merlion Park, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and many more! Board the jetty at Fort Canning Jetty and witness the transformation of Singapore from an engaging tradeway to one of the world’s most popular urban landscapes at a meagre price starting at Rs 1130. On weekends, you can undertake the activity anytime between 9 AM and 10 PM. If you hop on to a bumboat past sunset, you will be delighted by the night skyline of Singapore which glows to its most vibrant during the night.
Location: Fort Canning Jetty
Timings: 9 AM to 10 PM
Price: Rs 1130
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Singapore River Tokidoki Sightseeing Boat Cruise by WaterB
Starting at an affordable price of Rs 2762 per person, the Singapore River Tokidoki Sightseeing Boat Cruise is the world’s first tokidoki themed boat ride. Travel past the iconic sights of Singapore as the sea breeze hits you to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
The tokidoki sightseeing boat is one of the most engaging river cruises in Singapore, ideal for a family trip with kids, as the quirky and colourful cartoon characters on board entertain you with their gimmicks during your journey. Witness the marvellous Helix Bridge, which connects the Marine Centre with the Marina South on your journey.
There are many more attractions like Marina Bay Sands, iconic Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Merlion Park, Raffles Statue, and Boat Quay which will keep you hooked along with the tokidoki on your cruise which also offers commentary about the iconic places as you pass them. The cruise departs from Fort Canning Jetty every day at 5 PM, 7 PM and 9 PM, and drops you back at the departure point at the end of this joyful journey.
Location: Fort Canning Jetty
Timings: 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM
Price: Rs 2762
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Floating Donut Cruise Ride in Marina Bay
Ever wondered about travelling in a donut? The Floating Donut Cruise Ride in Marina Bay will make your dream come true as you hop on a floating donut in the waters of Singapore to explore the majestic skyline of Singapore. Starting at an affordable price of Rs 1255 per adult, the activity offers you an option of two cruises of 30 minutes and 60 minutes without burning a hole in your pocket, making it one of the most affordable river cruises in Singapore. Float past the most iconic landmarks of Singapore in your donut cruise while munching on some light snacks couple with traditional Singapore Slings.
Hop on to this extraordinary donut which is equipped with a built-in table or ice-bowl, umbrella, LED lights, and a Bluetooth speaker to make your journey engaging. Book a donut along with your family or friends and enjoy the intimate joy of exploring Singapore with your loved ones. You can also choose to board a donut with strangers and bond with them over light talks while munching the snacks. Hit the 80 Collyer Quay post 1 PM to enjoy this one-of-its kind donut ride, which is one of the unique Singapore cruises you will ever experience.
Location: 80 Collier Quay
Timings:Mon: 1:00pm-9:30pm (last boarding 8:30pm)
Wed: 4:00pm-9:30pm (last boarding 8:30pm)
Thur-Sun: 1:00pm-9:30pm (last boarding 8:30pm)
Price: Rs 1255
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Royal Albatross Sunset Sail
Relish the joy of one of the most popular river cruises in Singapore with the Royal Albatross Sunset Cruise. The 2.5 hour journey offers you one of the most luxurious on-sea explorations at a reasonable price staring at Rs 8150 per adult.
Prepare yourself for a royal treatment on board as the hospitality at Royal Albatross Sunset Cruise, offered by Resorts World Sentosa, is unparalleled. Relish the welcome drink at the cruise to set off on a high. With the cool sea breeze hitting your face, the live band on the cruise sets the tone of the journey. The ship is equipped with more than 60,000 RGB lights, which will set the mood for any occasion.
Take the Royal Albatross Sunset Cruise with your loved one and experience romance in the air as the tunes of the live band fill the ambience with soothing music in the waters while witnessing the splendid sunset. The cruises start between 10:30 AM and 2:30 AM, so make sure you do not miss out on one of the most romantic Singapore cruises.
Location: Resorts World Sentosa
Timings: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Price: Rs 8150
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Captain Explorer DUKW® Tour
Starting at an affordable price of Rs 1783, the cruise offers you the facility of a professional guide who will give you an insight of Singapore and its iconic places are you sail past them. As your drive past the most popular landmarks like Esplanade, Padang, Supreme Court, City Hall and more, the guide will offer a cultural and traditional dive into the journey. Float past popular places like the Merlion, Gardens on the Bay, iconic Helix Bridge, Floating Stadium, Marina Barrage and Marina Bay and many more in your Singapore exploration on sea and land with Captain Explorer, the amphibious vehicle!
Starting at Marina Square, the tour will offer an adventurous splash of water as you enter the waters of Marina Bay and cruise in the Singapore River. The one hour tour operates every day between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM, so be quick and book your slot to explore Singapore from a never-seen-before perspective while cruising with family and friends. Enjoy photographing the popular tourist destinations of Singapore on board the Captain Explorer while munching on some snacks! The tour ends at Singapore Flyer or the Marina Square.
Location: Marina Square
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Price: Rs 1783
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Singapore provides you with an exciting range of over 250 cruises from which you can choose from depending on your travel plans. A cruise in Singapore offers everything, be it never ending family fun or romantic surprises. Some of the most famous cruises in Singapore are:
1. Mariner of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
2. Sapphire Princess (Princess Cruises)
3. Celebrity Millennium (Celebrity Cruises)
4. SuperStar Gremini (Star Cruises)
5. Azamara Quest (Azamara Club Cruises)
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There are popular sea routes from where you can explore the most majestic viewpoints of Singapore. Crossing different seas and navigating through different countries, Singapore cruises are the best way to highlight your trip with some fantastic memories of your loved ones on your cruise.
Some of the famous routes for cruise in Singapore are:1. Singapore to Mumbai
1. Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
Offering luxurious cruises from Singapore to Thailand and Malaysia, Voyager of the Seas is one of the most family-friendly liners for 3, 4 and 5 nights. Explore the shores of Phuket and trek through Langkawi rainforest en route.
Price: SGD 400 per person (3 nights)
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2. Sapphire Princess (Princess Cruises)
The 11-day cruise is synonymous with luxury, as it offers facilities of an outdoor movie theatre, plush balcony suites and a wedding chapel too! The cruise has drop points in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand even as you explore luxury while in the seas!
Price: SGD 1830 per person
3. Celebrity Millennium (Celebrity Cruises)
The Celebrity offers Southeast Asia cruises from Singapore to destinations like Yangon, Boracay, Ha Long Bay, and Hong Kong. The liner is equipped with spa, gourmet restaurants and every luxury imaginable!
Price: SGD 1347 per person
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4. SuperStar Gemini (Star Cruises)
The cruise offers amenities such as a karaoke lounge, deck barbecue and a casino for 2 to 5 night cruises to Malaysia as you sail for Penang or Malacca.
Price: SGD 600 per person
5. Azamara Quest (Azamara Club Cruises)
The liner specialises in long cruises to Sri Lanka or Goa for you to immerse in the local sound and culture. If luxury is all you crave for, book a Club Suite at the Azamara Quest, which comes with the services of an English-trained butcher. The liner is all the luxury you need for a long quest.
Price: SGD 4800 for cruise to Thailand and Vietnam.
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Minimum age is 1 year for all the trans-Atlantic cruises, trans-Pacific cruises and other World cruise segments and 6 months for all other sailings. For pregnant women, the cruise allows only those who have completed less than 24 weeks of their pregnancy. They should also furnish a physician's letter stating that both the mother and baby are in good considering their health and are fit to travel.
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Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises offer you a holistic cultural experience by allowing interaction with locals. The Destination Immersion focus is a scoring point and in demand amongst those who like to spend time in exploring.
Crystal Cruises offers exciting exploring itineraries from Singapore. If self-discovery is your goal behind travelling, get on board a Crystal Cruise and enjoy the finest cruising experience.
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Cunard Cruises are synonymous with royalty. Immerse yourself in literature, arts and theatrical productions on board the liners. The cruise is one of the oldest in the business, defines ocean travels and knows to please the travellers.
This one is for all the food enthusiasts out there! If you have a knack of trying the most exquisite cuisines while travelling to the most intriguing destinations, come aboard the Oceania Cruises to a whole new world of luxury and exploration.
The Ponant yacht and small cruises offer you the opportunity to explore the mythical islands, secret ports and virgin destinations. Ponant yachts are ideal for exploration and discovery and will set the tone of the journey with the on-board French cuisine it offers.
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1. Symphony of the Seas
When it comes to cruises, size matters. Holding the reputation of being the world’s largest cruise, Symphony of the Seas is 238 feet tall and a whopping 1188 feet long. The giant is ideal for a family vacation with adventures like Laser Tag and Ultimate Abyss – the ten-storey-high slide at sea.
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2. Harmony of the Seas
The second largest sea vessel is everything a luxury-craver demands for. The seven-night cruise plies between Barcelona and Civitavecchia, having made its debut in June 2018. The cruise length spans across 362 metres and accommodates 5479 guests at a time.
3. Allure of the Seas
The 362 metre long and 72 metre high cruise is the third largest cruise in the world. The cruise houses a two-deck dance hall, a theatre with 1,380 seats, an ice skating arena, a club and spa as well as fitness facilities. The fitness centre offers an enriching whirlpool experience overlooking the seas.
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4. Oasis of the Seas
Accommodating 5400 passengers, the Oasis of the Seas offers facilities of an outdoor aqua theatre and an eatery-filled Central Park. You can try your hand at adventure activities like zip line, rock climbing and surf simulators along with other amenities like swimming pools, basketball and volleyball courts.
5. AIDA Nova
The cruise holds the reputation of being the first ship that can be powered at sea and in port by LNG. With a length of 337 metres and width of 42 metres, the cruise houses over 2600 passenger cabins.
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If you are a non-Singaporean wishing to take a cruise to Singapore then you need to have a passport with a minimum validity of six months. For international cruises, the date for sailing is considered for this period of six months. Otherwise, if it’s a domestic cruise a government photo identity card is necessary to embark on a cruise. If you want to go on all destinations cruise, the documents that you require are passport with work permit, employment pass, student pass, immigration card etc.
There are various kinds of accommodation which you can avail while you are on a cruise in Singapore. From budget to luxury, numerous accommodation is available for different types of customers. Some of the popular ones for budget travelers are inside cabins that are a combination of beds and Pullman bunks. Some of the high-end options for accommodation on a Singapore cruise include Deluxe Inside Stateroom that is good for a short cruise, Superior Inside Stateroom is an ideal pick for families and Inside Stateroom is great if you want to make use of ship’s sports and entertainment facilities.
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Don’t book expensive suite: Especially for first-time travellers, it is essential that you book a cruise and cabin which best fit your personality and requirements for the specific vacation and not set an ambitious precedent.
Don’t overeat: With the endless food items available, you will have to exercise control on your diet to ensure you remain healthy during and after the journey.
Choose the wrong partner: Your travel companion should be a like-minded person who compliments your vacation and makes it enjoyable for you.
Ignore packing tips: Choose wisely the items you carry, and arrange them in a manner that eases their selection and picking during the journey.
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Don’t overdrink: The alluring drinks can make you dizzy during travelling. Apart from causing inconvenience to fellow travellers, you may miss out on the best travel memories if you drank too much.
Don’t disrespect the crew: Appreciate the efforts of the crew and their hospitality while travelling for making your journey enjoyable.
Don’t overspend: Purchase wisely and spend judiciously on things that will help you.
Don’t overstuff your bags: Pack light so your bags can accommodate items you have shopped during the journey; the souvenirs possess a great recall value!
Don’t waste time waiting for elevators: Save time spent waiting for the elevator by taking the stairs and make every moment count.
Don’t ignore the sunscreen: The top deck may become your favourite spot on the cruise, so carry a sunscreen to avoid getting sunburned.
Don’t get dental surgeries: Sore gums and dental cosmetics could prevent you from munching on the delicacies on the cruise.
Don’t be anti-social: Engaging with people is not just a great way to make friends but it also enhances the journey experience.
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Universal Studios Singapore: Unleash yourself at the theme park on Sentosa Island. It features 28 rides and shows distributed across seven theme zones. Book the tickets of universal studios at flat 28% off
Visit S.E.A. Aquarium Singapore: The aquarium is home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1000 species, delighting every wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Get the tickets of SEA aquarium at flat 25% off
Gaze 360 degree view of Singapore 3D Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands: Overlooking Marina Bay, the Observation Deck offers splendid panoramic views of the city, which are worth it for photography lovers and travelers alike.
Watch the Musical Fountain and Laser Show at Wings Of Time: The 20-minute visual masterpiece is a form of storytelling. The Musical Fountain and Laser Show will take your breath away with the sync as fire effects also make it unforgettable.
Wander through Gardens By The Bay: Housing the world’s largest greenhouse, the three-garden premise is every nature lover’s paradise and will calm your body, mind and soul. Skip the line and get tickets of Gardens By the Bay at flat 16% off
Visit Singapore Zoo: Visit the world’s best rainforest zoo. Explore the exotic wildlife of Singapore. Book the tickets of Singapore Zoo at flat 24% off
Stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens: Rejuvenate yourself by strolling in the lap of nature at the Botanic Gardens after a hectic day of exploring the busy Singapore. The main attraction, the Orchid Garden, is unmissable.
Discover Skyline Luge Sentosa: Enjoy adventure at the Skyline Luga, which offers unique gravity wheeled ride experiences for all age groups. Get the tickets of Skyline Luge at flat 30% off
Walk through the trees at MacRitchie Reservoir: The place is full of hiking trails nestled in the lap of nature. If you are a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast, taking the 6 km MacRitchie Reservoir walk is a must!
Enjoy at Singapore Flyer: Enjoy the stunning views, which extends till Malaysia and Indonesia on clear days, from the giant Ferris Wheel. Taking you 165 metres above the ground, the giant wheel offers spellbinding views during the 30-minute journey.
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For onboard purchases while on a cruise in Singapore, you can either pay in cash or credit card. However, some of the cruise lines do not allow the above options and offer an onboard charge card. The card is scanned for all the onboard purchases and then charged to your account when you de-board from the flight. However, different cruise liners have different provisions for onboard purchases and thus you need to check before you book your cruise regarding the payment facility for onboard purchases.
Cruise lines in Singapore often come out with exclusive prices and discounts for solo travelers. However, you should always keep an eye for off-seasons when these cruise liners come out with special prices for single people to accommodate in a cabin. Many companies offer special deals for singles for these cabins on the new ships and one can easily avail early-bird offers on these deals.
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The ports in Singapore offer an excellent infrastructure value to the cruising experience. The cruises in Singapore depart from the following main ports:
Singapore Cruise Port: One of the busiest ports, it handled 421 ship calls and a whopping 1.38 million cruise passengers in the year 2017.
Singapore Cruise Terminal: Also known as Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore or MBCCS, the port can handle 6800 passengers at a time and offers deep water channels and berths to cruises in Singapore.
Marina Bay Cruise Centre: Located next to South Pier, the new International Cruise Terminal is constructed at a whopping cost of USD 500 million and serves 1.5 million cruise passengers every year. The departure and arrival hall at the port are some of the prominent features of the port, enhancing tourist experience.
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Princess Cruises: With a capacity of 3140 passengers at a time, the cruise expects an influx of Americans and Canadians and is one of the cheapest at USD 509 for 7 nights. The cruise leaves from St Lauderdale in Florida to reach Mexico and Central America before ending its journey at the starting point.
Holland America Line: At a cost of USD 549 for 7 nights, the cruise travels from Florida to Jamaica, Georgetown and Mexico before calling it a journey.
Norwegian Cruise Line: At an affordable price of USD 549 for 7 nights, the Norwegian Cruise Line travels from Miami to Mexico before returning to Florida. The cruise offers 20-freestyle dining restaurants and exciting activities for children.
Royal Carribean International: The cruise takes you from Tampa in Florida to Cozumel in Mexico, Belize, Puerto Costa before calling it a day at Tampa. The price per person is an affordable USD 585 for 7 nights.
Carnival Cruise Lines: The line offers excellent options if you want to travel from one port of Florida to another. Starting its journey from Miami in Florida, it passes through Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay and Cozumel before returning to Miami, a seven-night journey costing USD 589. Another 4-night cruise from Miami, passing through Key West and Mexico costs USD 404.
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There are many cruise companies that offer some special deals if you are travelling with children and infants. However, you will need to check with the cruise company during the time of the reservation for the availability of extra cot required for infants below 6 months of age. Some of the companies don’t charge an extra price but some do charge for children aged between 6 months and 2 years. Therefore, you should always check with the cruise liners before you book your travel.
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The dinner cruises in Singapore offer an amazing opportunity to explore the seas while munching on some delightful delicacies. Most cruise fares include breakfast, lunch and dinner which are offered in the main dining hall or buffet area. However, you may have to pay for the specialty items demanded on a la carte basis. While most cruises include the three meals, you may be charged for the food items you order during your Singapore cruises which cover a short distance and travel within the waters of Singapore to ferry tourists.
Food and drinks ordered near a swimming pool, fitness club or a casino is chargeable as it is not a part of the main dining area.
There are some famous cruise lines for people travelling in Singapore to avail special prices for senior citizens. For a few selected sailings, these cruise lines offer reduced prices for senior citizens. But one should always check with these cruise liners before booking their tickets. The special prices are only for those who are aged 55 years and older.
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If you are interested in exploring the spectacular natural environment and enjoy a scenic respite on the shores of the sea, shore excursions are a great deal to enjoy you cruises in Singapore. This way, you can enjoy some of the most gorgeous natural landscapes. There are three types of shore excursions:Private shore excursions
One can easily book a shore excursion by confirming it with their travel operator. You should research and find the cruise liners that specialize in offering shore excursions so that you can make the most of your cruise vacation.
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Cruises run almost the entire year, but you may want to select your date carefully and plan the journey well in advance to avoid last-minute inconvenience and high fares. The cheapest fares for a cruise are offered between the months of September and January on regular days. The peak hurricane seasons are the ones when the cruises are the emptiest, so you can get an opportunity to bargain during the fall period. However, while booking a cruise during the fall, be prepared for bad weather or an unannounced cancellation of the cruise due to bad weather or rough seas.
You may also find a reasonable bargain between mid April and end of May.
An extra insurance coverage that is offered by the cruise liners is an extra over the already purchased travel insurance for any tourist. However, you should read the terms and conditions very carefully before going ahead and taking an extra insurance coverage. The cruise plans often offer better facilities in case of medical evacuation exigencies over private insurers. Therefore, you should decide only after reading their provisions and the kinds of facilities they offer.
The cruises in Singapore serve various cuisines and the meals are offered generally on the duration of the cruise. The cruisers are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner and they can choose from a variety of options like international cuisines, Chinese, Italian, etc depending upon the package you choose.
If you only want to have Indian vegetarian meals, it is better to check with the cruise tour company to know if they serve Indian vegetarian meals.
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Smoking is prohibited in most of the interior spaces (cabins, lounges, dining rooms, suites, private balconies, restaurants, corridors) of the ship but there are certain areas of the ship which are designated as smoking areas. Guests who do not adhere to laws are penalised. While smoking is allowed in the outdoors, only some ships permit smoking inside, for example, in the Casino.
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Most cruise lines offer internet access while on board via Wi-Fi and computer stations located on the ship. The Wi-Fi access though is mostly limited to cabin and public areas on most of the ships. While a few cruises offer free internet, others offer different internet packages to choose from. The cost of the packages may depend on minutes, data, devices or the number of days on board. For better information, you should always check with the tour operator regarding the internet availability on the cruise.
In the event of an emergency while at sea, there are fully qualified physicians and nurses onboard. The clinics are open daily at the posted hours. In addition to that, drills are conducted by the officers and the crew weekly, monthly or annually on every ship, along with complete extensive training, in preparation for the unlikely event of an emergency, including training on procedures regarding ship evacuation. Most of the ships have sufficient lifesaving craft to that can accommodate all guests and crew members onboard.
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